Saturday, June 6, 2009

Bar of the Week: Pralus Papouasie

Region: Southeast Asia

Bean Type: Trinitario

Cocoa Content: 75%

This photo was taken prior to Pralus' recent packaging overhaul. The Papaousie is not quite the POW of hot pink it once was. It's now a more subdued, natural, eco-friendly brown with a stripe of the old pink. But, packaging aside, the quality and flavor of the bar haven't changed a bit!

The Papouasie is crafted from cacao beans grown in Papua New Guinea. It's flavor offers just a hint of the smokiness that characterizes southeast asian cacao. Due to the moist climate, cacao growers often use wood fires (rather than sunshine) to dry their beans. As a result, a delightful smokey flavor comes through in the finished product.

As always, we'll be sampling it out next Saturday from 10:00 to 5:00!

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